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Hearing postponed for Cal City brothers' adoptive parents until next week

Trezell and Jacqueline (copy)

Jacqueline and Trezell West, the adoptive parents of Orrin and Orson West, sit in Kern County Superior Court at their arraignment March 3. Alekxia Torres Stallings, the attorney for Jacqueline West, walks between the defendants. Attorneys for the Wests entered not guilty pleas on behalf of their clients, who are facing second-degree murder charges in the boys' deaths.

A hearing to determine if attorneys are ready for the murder trial of the adoptive parents of two California City brothers who prosecutors say were killed was postponed Friday until next week.

Trezell, 36, and Jacqueline West, 33, have pleaded not guilty to two second-degree murder charges, a single involuntary manslaughter charge, two felonies of willful cruelty to children, felony conspiracy and a misdemeanor of falsely reporting an emergency in the deaths of Orrin, 4, and Orson, 3, West.

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